Internet Pioneer Radia Perlman to Speak at Baylor

November 16, 2021

"Mother of the Internet" Radia Perlman will speak on the campus of Baylor University on Wednesday, December 8, at 9 a.m. on the fifth floor of the Cashion Academic Center (Room 506). The lecture is presented by the School of Computer Science and Engineering and Baylor Information Technology Services, and is open to all Baylor faculty and students. Those interested in attending should email Breakfast is provided.

In the 1980s, Perlman created groundbreaking technologies that improved the way electronic devices communicated with one another. As she developed what has come to be known as the "spanning tree protocol," her influence grew in the field and her innovations made modern computer networks more secure, reliable, and easy to manage. Her work has played a critical role in the creation of the modern Internet.

Perlman has taught at the University of Washington, Harvard, and MIT and written two widely used Computer Science textbooks, Interconnections: Bridges, Routers, Switches, and Internetworking Protocols and Network Security: Private Communication in a Public World. She has also developed computer programming technology for young students.

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